St. Brigid's picturesque mission church on the River road, Osgoode, has taken on a new look.
Recent examination of the vestibule and steeple showed there was danger of the big bell falling on the worshippers. Workmen were called in and the front entrance and bell tower practiclly rebuilt. The interior of the church was cleaned and redecorated to such an extent that old parishioners who hadn't seen it recently hardly recognized the ancient edifice last Sunday.
The number of permanent parishioners of St. Brigid's is not large, but in Summer for Sunday mass the little church is jammed to overflowing by occupants of Summer cottages along the Rideau.
Father Ernest Maloney, the parish priest at Osgoode, is pleased about all the compliments on the face-lifting job, but is also somewhat anxious about paying the contractors. To help meet the bill he and the parishioners have arranged a "gala night" at the Lighthouse. on the Rideau, Wednesday evening, to which the whole countryside has been invited.